Lappat & Klart visit

image
Me and Annika, owner of Lappat & Klart

Meet Annika, owner of a charming little shop in my hometown Alingsås. I always make sure I visit Lappat & Klart when I am home.  Since I opened my own shop I got to know a few shop owners and store managers in Alingsås. And Annika is such a cool lady and I really enjoy her ideas and her company and I am glad I got to know her.

Lappat & Klart is a great little shop to find good gifts or pleasant treats. Beautiful teatowels mixed with stunning candlesticks in cast iron, fun jewellery, stylish scarfs, clever baking trays and lots more.

This shop is quite similar to Spektakulär, a few brands we both do and it is great to share tips and ideas. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours in her shop while Stina was away with her mormor (grandma). Even if I don’t feel like I contributed a lot it was great walking around in the shop, have a good chat with Annika and also falling in love with a few new designs which I am excited about to bring and introduce to the shop this Autumn,

I am amazed by how many new contacts and lovely people I have met since we started Spektakulär. Love how helpful people are and I hope that I am as helpful back as I can be.

Here are a few inspirational images from Lappat & Klart, please do let me know if it is something you see that you think we should have at Spektakulär.

image
Stunning tall candle holders made in cast iron
image
Fell in love with this stunning lampshade by Färg & Form. I am excited to introduce these at the shop during the Autumn,
image
Have looked for jewellery for the shop for some time and I think this brand might be perfect for Spektakulär

image
Teatowels and Dishcloths from quality company Ekelund.
image
Stunning teatowels from Ekelund
image
Wettex (Dish cloths), so popular in Sweden, maybe one day we might get them in.
image
I am pretty sure these might be recognised, the popular Leaf napkin holders from Pluto, here with colouful napkins by Marimekko.
image
Every Swede knows about Ernst, a well known and loved designer. He has teamed up with Färg & Form and designed these gorgeous candle sticks, Simple yet stunning. They will arrive this Autumn at Spektakulär
Perfect for our MOZ lovers, colourful umbrella with moose on.

It was lovely to spend a little time at the shop yesterday, must admit I miss being at Spektakulär, but will be back in the shop Sunday the 26th August. Today I am not sure what we will do, rain and grey, mum did some hints that we might go to Borås to Ittala Outlet :)

Have a lovely day

Charlotte x

Advertisements

Calderwood Primary Summer Fete

We did our first fair at Calderwood Primary yesterday and it was so lovely and a lot of fun… to be honest a bit stressful but it is always a first for everything! However we enjoyed it so much we have already booked us in for the Christmas fair.

I think I will do this more often, it is a great way to meet people and also to promote Spektakulär. So is there is any fairs you think we should look into let me know.

See you soon

Charlotte x

Cult Design visit

We also visited Cult Design. “Dare to be sqaure” is their motto. Most of their designs are cubes that you can mix and match however you like. Personally one of my favourite gifts ideas is the Change series.

It is such a clever idea, just invest in a base of your choice and then mix and match with covers and pots, perfect for the dining table, on top of the fireplace, in the window or why not in the bathroom. Very useful and sophisticated at the same time! At the moment I have strawberries on my kitchen table and the Santa is waiting as soon as December arrives, but before then I might add in a few orange, plum and other Autumn colours.

Our contact at Cult is the lovely Carina. She is always positive and very helpful! So during our visit she showed us all the new and lovely products and designs for the Autumn and Christmas, unfortunately it is all a secret so you just have to wait until the end of the Summer before I can show you those, however here are a few teasers from their showroom.

We are expecting a delivery from Cult this week with more of the Change series and a few new useful designs for your home. Why don’t you come on in and find your perfect treat or gift…

Charlotte x

KG Design visit

You all know the colourful flower coasters in silicone, you must have it or someone you know…that is how popular this fantastic design is.
So while we were home in Sweden we met up with KG Design, run by the very enthusiastic and cheerful couple Fredrik and Jennie.
They have come up with lots of great ideas, all with quality and functionality in mind, and in vibrant colour that would suit any part of your home…why not!

So far we are the only reseller in the UK and we are so pleased to have them as a part of our shop. We stock coasters, trivets, knife magnets, Mr Uggly moneybanks, teatowels, doorstoppers and lots more, so come in and see for yourself, I bet you can find the perfect design for your home or a great gift (and since the silicone is quite light is a perfect gift to ship over seas). Or why not check out their website and let us know your favourite!


See you soon
Charlotte

Linum cushions at the Swedish pubs in Edinburgh

Lovely Anna at Boda Bar (and Victoria and Sofi’s and Joseph Pearce’s) recently invested in Linum cushions from us. She sent me some photos from Victoria and Boda. It sure looks lovely and inviting.

Visit the Swedish bars in Edinburgh next time you are in town, check out their website @ www.bodabar.com

Have a great day
Charlotte